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Explore the Lunar Surface with MoonZoo

The Zooniverse, the people behind GalaxyZoo has released its latest project, MoonZoo. They’re asking the public to help them map craters on the surface of the Moon using new images from the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter. The interface is simple and nifty as they...

Monkey business on Mars reveals something nifty

I went to Skeptics in the Pub last week at Nottingham to hear a talk by Doug Ellison on the exploration of Mars. One of the subjects that came up was the Gorilla. The Sun recently reported that a Mars rover had found evidence of a Silverback gorilla while rambling...

Happy Birthday Ariane

I missed this, the ESA put out the video on their YouTube channel before Christmas, but if I keep quiet about that maybe no one will notice. Ariane is now 30 years old. ESA celebrates 30 years of Ariane. The first Ariane launched from Kourou in French Guiana on...

Curry Night and Space Heritage

Excavation of a Monolith at Tycho Another advantage of being in Leicester is that you don’t know who is going to drop in. On Friday it was John Campbell from JCU Cairns. He’s been working with Alice Gorman on the Space Heritage problem since WAC 5. Perhaps...